Ahoy, watcher of the Android words! Mark that down as another week done as we march inexorably deeper into autumn. The nights are drawing in quicker even than the moronic mouth of Mitt Romney can lose him momentum in America, and we find ourselves staring wide-eyed at the weekend once more.
As is traditional for me at this time of year, I’ll be spending the next two days walking up to strangers and spluttering “Blimey, where did the year go?!” with irritating incredulity (in summer I fall back on: “Hot enough for you?!”),because it’s important to have a hobby beyond cutting edge technology.
But before I bumble off to bother people, I’ve made you a parting gift: a hand-crafted recap of the week’s news and reviews on LOA, loving carved from a combination 100% fact and opinion, re-imagined and wrapped by a boutique shop-working specialist especially for you. Yes, you. No, not you, you look a bit ‘Appley’. The one behind you. Yes, you…
Starting the week off with a hearty helping of something very close to every northerner’s heart (no, not angina), we were delighted to discover that the purveyors of pastry based-perfection at pieminister had released their very own augmented reality Android app. Rammed to the metaphorical rafters with meaty AR action and entertainment, head here for a full flavour.
Bombshells: Hell’s Belles
Flying femme fatales and a bunch of T.O.O.Ls, this top-notch airborne actioner pitches you and your plane against the agents of evil in an all-out aerobatic dogfight to the death. Blending an innovative interface, glitch-free gameplay and gloriously detailed graphics, there’s only one, colossal, drawback. What? I’m not going to tell you here! Go and read it!
Judge Dredd vs Zombies
It’s all in the title isn’t it? Tying in with the release of DREDD 3D, this Mega-City One shoot ’em up sees Judge Joe Dredd out on his own and facing an oncoming army of the undead. It hardly seems fair… to the undead. Featuring decent graphics and gameplay, plus the chance to wield a Lawgiver and complete cool Dreddisms, see how LOA laid down the law here.
Android Gesture Recognition Comes To TV
An Android-based, gesture recognition, set-top box that lets you turn any TV into smart-central? Where do we sign? Or, erm, wave?
Scosche ‘Hearts’ Android
Helping you back to health, Scosche release an arm-band and app-based Android aid to exercise that even keeps track of your ticker…
BBC Introduce Android-only iPlayer
Auntie Beeb steps up to the plate to deliver the first real replacement to Adobe Flash: the all-new Android only BBC Media Player…
iMpulse Kickstarts Keyring Controller
Get your cash out for Kickstarter and help make the coolest concept in keyrings a commercial reality. The iMpulse smartphone Controller is coming… hopefully…
iOS 6 iMaps Less Than iDeal
Misplacing Stratford-upon-Avon and Solihull, dumping museums in rivers and sending Luton on a seaside break, Apple’s replacement for Google Maps seems a step in the wrong direction…
Th… th… that’s all folks! And, frankly, it should be enough for anyone. What? You can still manage more? Erm, okay, quickly then. Ever wondered how we at LOA can be so sure the future phone is an Android phone? Voila!